|Sustainability Base: The Reality Begins|
NASA's newest building also is one of the nation's greenest. Sustainability Base, on the campus of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is a highly intelligent and intuitive facility designed to anticipate and react to changes in sunlight, temperature, wind and occupancy. The building can optimize its performance automatically, in real time, in response to internal and external changes.Meeting the White House challenge to lead by example, NASA has repurposed its technologies and inc...
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|NASA Ames Hosts Viewing Party for Final Shuttle Launch|
The public was invited to NASA's Ames Research Center to observe a live televised broadcast of the final space shuttle launch on July 8, 2011. The STS-135 mission is the final flight of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.The orbiter Atlantis is carrying a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft and bring back a failed ammonia pump to help NASA better understand and improve pump designs for future systems...
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|NASA Ames Helps SpaceX Develop Dragon's Heat Shield|
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is preparing for its second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, or COTS, demonstration to show that private industry can build and launch spacecraft on regular cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station.The Dragon capsule is carrying with 1,000 pounds of cargo for the six-man crew aboard the ISS. After spending three weeks in space, Dragon will undock and reenter the Earth's atmosphere...
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|NASA Releases "NASA App HD" for iPad|
The NASA App HD invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right on your iPad. The application collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated mission information, images, videos and Twitter feeds from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with NASA, now on your iPad.
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|NASA Ames and the Traveling Space Museum|
From April to June, 2010 NASA Ames Reseach Center and the Traveling Space Museum (TSM) sponsored "Space Day" at six San Francisco Bay Area schools in an effort to motivate and inspire the next generation of space explorers. Ames worked with the TSM to teach students the way astronauts are taught...by doing. Students were treated to a rich and exciting educational experience at approximately 14 activity stations presented by NASA experts and aerospace enthusiasts...
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